Depending on what's happening in our lives, it can sometimes be difficult to reflect on what we're working through and remind ourselves of how far it is we've actually come. We all need moments where we get to pause and celebrate what has gone well and consider any progress made, especially if we're in the middle of some kind of struggle.
Anxiety, stress, depression or grief sometimes would have you believe that the weight of what you are holding is too much to carry, that you will break if you dare to begin to release what sits so heavy on your soul.
Setting aside some time to take care of our physical, mental and emotional health should be an integral part of our lives. Self-care helps us cope with stress and anxiety, it gives us a chance to work through challenging situations and provides a boost to our overall self-esteem. But what if you just don’t have the energy to do it right now? What self-care activities can you do when you feel this way?
Let’s face it, saying that life has its ups and downs is putting it mildly. A more accurate descriptor would be that there are cycles of advancement and regression, reworking and awakening, unpleasantness and pleasure, even chaos and calm -- with many other experiences in-between -- that may make it difficult, at times, to show ourselves some kindness and understanding.